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  • Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources

    04/08/2020 2:19:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    ABC "News" / Disney ^ | April 8, 2020 | By Josh Margolin and James Gordon Meek
    As far back as late November, U.S. intelligence officials were warning that a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region, changing the patterns of life and business and posing a threat to the population, according to four sources briefed on the secret reporting. Concerns about what is now known to be the novel coronavirus pandemic were detailed in a November intelligence report by the military's National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI), according to two officials familiar with the document’s contents. The report was the result of analysis of wire and computer intercepts, coupled with satellite images. It raised alarms because...
  • 'His Achilles' heel': Coronavirus crisis highlights Trump's lack of health care plan

    04/06/2020 4:21:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | April 6, 2020 | By Sahil Kapur
    WASHINGTON - Health care was already a vulnerability for President Donald Trump before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now his lack of a plan to fix the system is coming under a new microscope as the crisis costs many Americans their coverage and overwhelms providers. The clarity in Trump's health care vision begins and ends with repealing the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, also known as Obamacare. His budget proposals would strip away funding for the law, and he has endorsed a lawsuit to wipe it off the books. But the president hasn't thrown his weight behind a replacement bill or...
  • U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic

    04/06/2020 3:29:20 AM PDT · by granada · 61 replies
    AP ^ | April, 05, 2020 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment. A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies largely waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers.
  • Trump administration's lack of a unified coronavirus strategy will cost lives, say a dozen experts

    04/03/2020 6:37:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | April 3, 2020 | By Ken Dilanian and Dan De Luce
    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's decision to let states chart their own responses to the coronavirus crisis rather than impose a national strategy will cost thousands of lives and is likely to result in an open-ended outbreak rolling across the country, a dozen public health experts told NBC News. The only way to win what President Donald Trump has called a war against an "invisible enemy" is to establish a unified federal command, the experts insist - something Trump has yet to do. So far, the federal government hasn't leveraged all its authority and influence to dramatically expand testing and...
  • Dr. Birx punished for props to Trump; MSNBC’s Brian Williams ridicules her ‘praise to Dear-Leader’

    03/28/2020 11:42:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 28, 2020 | Frieda Powers
    “How would you describe the job President Trump is doing behind the scenes and in front of the cameras during these daily briefings that we’re seeing?” a Christian Broadcasting Network reporter asked. “What’s been your perspective, Dr. Birx?” “He’s been so attentive to the scientific literature and the details and the data,” Birx replied. “And I think his ability to analyze and integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit during these discussions about medical issues,” she added. “That was translated from the original North Korean,” Williams announced with authority as...
  • Opinions | Trump made us No. 1 — in the spread of a deadly disease

    03/27/2020 1:46:56 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 106 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2020 | Jennifer Rubin
    he United States reached two grim milestones on Thursday: Fatalities from covid-19 topped 1,000, and it became the country with the most confirmed cases of coronavirus, surpassing China with more than 82,000. (Keep in mind, there is reason to doubt that China’s tally is accurate, absent a free media or independent verification from an international organization.) We are only at the beginning of the deadly pandemic that President Trump once promised would “completely disappear.” Trump once promised that 15 initial cases would go down to zero but, of course, that was either a deliberate untruth or ignorance magnified by denial....
  • After Being Victimized By The Left And Obama's DOJ, Carter Page Looks To Set Record Straight

    02/27/2020 9:38:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    For a time, former Trump campaign official Carter Page was seen as Darth Vader. Why? Well, he might be a Russian asset because he did some work in the country when he worked for Merrill Lynch. Oh, and he was alleged to be some key player in the collusion scheme between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin based on the unverified and now totally debunked dossier compiled by ex-MI6 spook Christopher Steele. That piece of political opposition research was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and used as credible evidence to secure a FISA spy warrant on Page. He was...
  • Judge Napolitano on Trump suing NY Times for libel: 'Clever move, but case will be dismissed'

    02/27/2020 6:06:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    foxnews ^ | 02/27/2020 | Joshua Nelson
    The Trump campaign’s filing of a libel lawsuit against the so-called "extremely biased" New York Times was a "clever" move but the case will likely be “dismissed,” according to Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano. The lawsuit argued that the newspaper's March 27, 2019 op-ed titled “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo" amounted to a knowingly false smear intended to "improperly influence the presidential election in November 2020." "They did a bad thing," Trump said at a coronavirus press conference later Wednesday, before hinting at more litigation. "There will be more coming. There will be more coming.”
  • Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee [Fusion GPS]

    07/28/2017 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Fedora · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 25, 2017 | Rosie Gray
    [Subtitle: “I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.]The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Sergei Magnitsky, an attorney Browder hired to investigate official corruption, died in Russian custody in 2009. Congress subsequently imposed sanctions on the officials it held responsible for his death, passing the Magnitsky Act in 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government retaliated, among other ways,...
  • CNN's April Ryan Blames Black Republican Kim Klacik For Cummings' Death

    11/10/2019 2:08:11 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 63 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 11/9/19 | Kristinn Taylor
    CNN contributor April Ryan and CNN media reporter Brian Stelter attacked black Republican Kimberly Klacik on Saturday, implying she drove Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to his death last month after her video exposé on rat and trash infested Baltimore neighborhoods in his Congressional District provoked a national firestorm from President Trump. Klacik, 37, was attacked by Ryan and Stelter over her announcement of her candidacy for Cummings’ vacant seat. **** Ryan wrote on Twitter, “This is the woman who created all the controversy that made @realDonaldTrump go after @RepCummings and Baltimore. Cummings never got over the attack on him and...
  • Probe the Effort to Sink Kavanaugh

    09/30/2019 5:16:11 AM PDT · by karpov · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 29, 2019 | David B. Rivkin and Lee A. Casey
    The effort to sink Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation cries out for investigation. The Senate Judiciary Committee has already made a criminal referral to the Justice Department regarding alleged material misstatements by lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick. And a new book by two New York Times reporters contains a potentially explosive revelation. In “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh,” Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly report that Leland Keyser —who was unable to corroborate high-school friend Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of youthful sexual misconduct—says she felt pressured by a group of common acquaintances to vouch for it anyway. The book...
  • PENIS STORY COLLAPSES IN FLACCID HEARSAY

    09/18/2019 2:41:11 PM PDT · by scottinoc · 48 replies
    anncoulter.com ^ | 9/18/2019 | Ann Coulter
    If I can produce someone who saw John Roberts’ penis in college, can we get the Obamacare opinion overturned? As all MSNBC viewers are well aware, last Sunday’s edition of The New York Times ran an excerpt of the book “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation,” by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, which revives Debbie Ramirez's accusations against the Supreme Court nominee. Quick reminder: This is NOT the Kavanaugh accuser with two front doors. It is NOT the Kavanaugh accuser whose own father warned that she had psychological problems. This is the one who didn’t remember what Kavanaugh did...
  • As Trump calls for resignations, NYT finger-pointing begins on deceptive Kavanaugh hit piece

    09/17/2019 7:48:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/17/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” -       Sir Walter Scott President Trump, an enthusiast for hitting back harder when attacked, is not about to let his arch-enemies at the New York Times off the hook for their disgraceful hit piece on Justice Kavanaugh, and is now calling for the resignations of all involved in covering up the exculpatory evidence that was omitted from the Sunday op-ed piece.   ...She can never recover, and will never return to Greatness, under current Management. The Times is DEAD, long live The New York Times! —...
  • PIERS MORGAN: Trump’s right - this Kavanaugh sex smear fiasco proves the New York Times is now..

    09/16/2019 11:45:06 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 16 replies
    DM ^ | 9/16/2019 | piers morgan
    My favorite newspaper correction was published in the UK’s Times several years ago. ‘Is The Pope a Catholic?’ has been a long-used rhetorical question to infer a statement of the bleeding obvious. Yet the Times inadvertently managed to cast doubt over this apparently incontrovertible fact in a reference to Pope John Paul II, and had to print the following comical clarification: ‘Karol Wojtyla was referred to in Saturday’s Credo column as the “the first non-Catholic pope for 450 years.” This should, of course, have read “non-Italian”.’ As a former newspaper editor myself, these sort of excruciatingly embarrassing mea culpas make...
  • Carrie Severino calls out New York Times' 'shameful attempt to reignite smears' against Kavanaugh

    09/16/2019 9:44:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 16, 2019 | David Montanaro
    The short-lived new "allegations" against Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh were so weak that Senate investigators didn't follow up on them during the confirmation process, author Carrie Severino said Monday. "This is the weakest of the weak type of allegations. It's really a shameful attempt to reignite these smears against Judge Kavanaugh that are utterly baseless," said Severino, the founder of the Judicial Crisis Network, on "Fox & Friends." Late Sunday, the New York Times walked back an explosive report about a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Kavanaugh from his college days. The Times piece by Robin Pogrebin...
  • New York Times Now Admits New Justice Kavanaugh Accusation Is Fake News

    09/16/2019 8:31:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/16/2019 | Matt Margolis
    After the New York Times published their latest smear of Brett Kavanaugh, the left began foaming at the mouth, claiming that the article proved that Brett Kavanaugh lied during his confirmation hearing, that he is a proven rapist, etc., etc. Those of us who actually read the article saw it for what it was: another unsubstantiated smear. Well, it looks like even the New York Times is admitting their article was fake news.The article, "Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not" was adapted from The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, the forthcoming book from...
  • NYTimes Does it Again: Omits The Fact that Kavanaugh’s Accuser Was Clinton’s Defense Attorney

    09/16/2019 8:58:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | 09/16/19 | Staff Writter at Sara Carter
    In a major twist, NYTimes editorial was pressured to make a correction to it’s bombshell story about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, that the “alleged victim said she did not recall the purported sexual assault in question at all.”Editors’ Note says: “An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book’s account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be...
  • Morning Joe Rips 'Glaring Omission' in NYT Kavanaugh Story, Warns Dems It May Backfire

    09/16/2019 9:02:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe might have been more motivated by concern for Democrats than with upholding journalistic standards. But the show did today rip the New York Times for its "glaring omission" in failing to include in the original version of its article about a new accusation against Brett Kavanaugh the fact that the alleged victim doesn't want to speak and that friends say doesn't recall the incident. Joe Scarborough also criticized the Times for failing to mention that the person who brought forth the new allegation, Max Stier, was on the other side from Kavanaugh in the Ken Starr probe into...
  • Trump defends Brett Kavanaugh after sexual misconduct allegations resurface

    09/15/2019 11:17:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 15, 2019 | Max Burman and Allan Smith
    President Donald Trump leapt to the defense of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Sunday after allegations of sexual misconduct that had once threatened to torpedo his nomination to the bench resurfaced. "He is an innocent man who has been treated HORRIBLY," Trump said on Twitter, referring to the accusations as "lies." The president also accused critics of attempting to influence Kavanaugh's opinions and suggested that Kavanaugh "start suing people for liable, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue." (Trump apparently meant "libel," and later re-issued the tweet with the correct spelling of the word.) Kavanaugh was nominated by...
  • NYT updates Kavanaugh 'bombshell' to note accuser doesn't recall alleged assault

    09/16/2019 6:19:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 16, 2019 | Greg Re
    The New York Times suddenly made a major revision to a supposed bombshell piece late Sunday concerning a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — hours after virtually all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates had cited the original article as a reason to impeach Kavanaugh. The update included the significant detail that several friends of the alleged victim said she did not recall the purported sexual assault in question at all. The Times also stated for the first time that the alleged victim refused to be interviewed, and has made no comment about the episode.